- Lagoon is defined as a shallow body of water separated from the ocean or from larger bodies of water by a reef or other barrier.
An inlet off of the Pacific Ocean that is separated from the ocean by a coral reef is an example of a lagoon.
A beautiful lagoon.
lagoon definition by Webster's New World
- a shallow lake or pond, esp. one connected with a larger body of water
- the area of water enclosed by a circular coral reef, or atoll
- an area of shallow salt water separated from the sea by sand dunes
Origin: ; from French lagune and amp; Italian laguna ; from Classical Latin lacuna: see lacuna
lagoon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A shallow body of water, especially one separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs.
- A shallow body of liquid waste material, as one in a dump.
Origin: French lagune and Italian laguna, both from Latin lacūna, pool, hollow, gap, from lacus, lake.
lagoon - Science Definition
- A shallow body of salt water close to the sea but separated from it by a narrow strip of land, such as a barrier island, or by a coral reef.
- A shallow pond or lake close to a larger lake or river but separated from it by a barrier such as a levee.